Friday, February 12, 2010

The Graduate | Mrs. Robinson's Animal Skin

The Graduate uses an animal motif symbolic of the sexually predatory middle aged woman. Mrs. Robinson played by Anne Bancroft is shown wearing leopard coat for their first rendezvous and again at wedding as she looks up ready to attack Ben for interrupting the ceremony from the balcony. Haven't found photos for other scenes: A second rendezvous at the hotel Mrs. Robinson wears a short brown and white giraffe print skirt; Another at her home having cocktails in a metallic snakeskin textured dress; Ben's mom joins the herd with a black and white zebra dress in the kitchen scene with Ben announcing his intentions to marry Elaine.

Monday, February 01, 2010

2010 TCM 31 Days of Oscar | See My 10 Best and Pick Your Own

This year for 31 Days of Oscar I will be tweeting my Best Oscar Pick from each days schedule and sharing a blogpost for my Pick. You can pick your own 10 Best and share them on top social networking venues, such as Facebook and My Space. As usual the TCM web designers have created a slick interface to choose from a list of Oscar movies and then drag and drop them in the order you wish. You just have to check it out for yourself. Although the visuals are awesome, it doesn't beat the TCM University theme from last year. I just don't think they can come up with much to compete with 2009.
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Who is the mysterious TCManiac?

First, I'll tell you who I am not. I am not affiliated with TCM. I am not some superbot created by software developers. I am not being paid by TCM or anyone else to dedicate my time to tweeting. I am a real flesh and blood human being. I am a real maniac for TCM. I really do keep my TV tuned to TCM 24-7. I created the TCManiacs twitter as a result of my sincere passion for watching Turner Classic Movies.

How I got started?
Well, I've been a fan of TCM since its inception. As I lay flat on my back recovering from a disabling health crisis unable to do little more than watch TV and surf the internet, I found refuge watching TCM round the clock. I soon developed an obsessive habit of keeping a browser tab open for the TCM schedule and beating Robert Osbourne's introductions to finding out facts for upcoming movies. My entire day and night became defined by the TCM line-up. At the beginning of 2009 I decided to check out twitter and lucked up on some fellow TCM fans to friend. During the 31 days Oscar I decided to dedicate a twitter just to share my TCM obsession by tweeting about every movie every day of February. I was totally overwhelmed by the number of fellow TCM maniacs that became my following. Its been a WIN WIN in everyway for me. I have had the opportunity to share fun stuff with some incredible fellow classic movie lovers and bloggers. With so many followers I became committed to maintaining the twitter schedule and finding fun stuff for upcoming TCM movies.
How may followers show appreciation?
As I mentioned before, I am not employed by anyone nor being paid for my time maintaining tweets and blog. However, you may express your appreciation for my labor of love by dropping a token of your appreciation in the hat. Simply click the Donate button below. Any amount your heart moves you to give no matter how small will be graciously accepted.
What you mean to me?
Even if you decide to skip tipping the hat, please take the time to comment or send a message with your thoughts and suggestions. Send ideas on more fun stuff you would like featured. Send me links to your own classic movie websites. I just want to hear from you! Let me know what sharing my little obsession is worth to you. Every follower is priceless to me!

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